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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1974 News in brief Licence deadline Friday EDMONTON Complications with Friday's deadline for 1974 vehicle licence plates are not expected nor is any extension of time to buy the W D an official of the Alberta department of said Wednesday Mr Smith said there have been no complications with the use of tags instead of issuing new plates and added this years sale has been as smooth as any in recent memory 4Zebra' suspects charged SAN FRANCISCO Four young black men were ordered to stand trial July 8 after pleading not guilty Wednesday to charges of cairying out three of the random Zebra murders of whites here during the last eight months Over defence Judge Morton Colvin refused to lift a controversial gag rule banning public statements by principals regarding evidence in the case Recreation important EDMONTON Provincial recreation ministers meeting for the first time have decided that recreation should carry as much weight in provincial priorities as health and education In a communique issued Wednesday following their closed conference attended bv those responsible for recreation in territorial and federal the provincial ministers called on the federal government to channel recreation funds through the provinces Gov't will investigate GRAVELBOURG Sask The federal gov- ernment will investigate the grain handling situation on the Webt Coast Otto Lang minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board said Wednesday The Alberta Wheat Pool earlier claimed that a shortage of grain deliveries by railways had resulted in the layoff of 60 gram handlers at Vancouver 4Can't make forecasts' EDMONTON The Alberta environment department cannot make long range forecasts about major rivers originating in the mountains flooding this summer Environment Minister Bill Yurko told the legislature Wednesday Mr Yurko said the department's flow forecaster has said that while the snow cover in the mountains is above possible flooding depends largely on the amount of rain that falls in drainage basins Campaign jets costly OTTAWA Prime Minister Trudeau s chartered DC 9 election campaign jet will cost the Liberal party 750 the party announced Wednesday Air Canada has provided the Liberals and Conservatives with one jet each at a basic cost of which includes meals and liquor Population growth down WASHINGTON Three basic measures of population growth reached their lowest levels in United States history last the census bureau reported Wednesday the U S had a net gain in population of 1 5 million to raise the total to 211 including armed forces personnel overseas Carpenters reject offer REGINA Members of the carpenters union in Saskatchewan have voted to reject a tentative agreement reached Saturday with the Saskatchewan Construction Association labor relations council Business manager for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 1867 Jack said Wednesday the wage offer was insufficient Three-week holiday out EDMONTON The Alberta government does not BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL plan to introduce legislation this year to make it mandatory that workers receive a three week paid holiday after one year of Labor minister Bert Hohol told the legislature Wednesday Dr Hohol said the government has the question under review Dear Looft den Heer THE It's time lor another of our monthly family breakfasts. OUR GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE- BERTTERMORS a man of Dutch who immigrated from Holland in 1958 to Winnipeg He has since moved to B C where he has formed the Ter Mors Sons Building Contractors Ltd with his 3 sons He is very active in com- munity church affairs in Sidney Come and let's share in a delightful morning together at the El Rancho Motor on June 1974 at 9 a m To reserve a place for you your family please phone 328-9420 or 328-3553 Looking forward to meeting you there Sincerely FULL GOSPEL BUSINESSMENS FELLOWSHIP INT. District Lewis lashes Tories By DAVE BLAIKIE Canadian Press Staff Writer David New Demo- cratic Party opened the second leg of his national election campaign Wednesday by attacking Prime Minister Trudeau and blasting the new- est election promise by Pro- gressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield Speaking on home ground in the NDP leader ac- cused the prime minister of reverting to his old style of and in a bid to retain power on July 8 1968 he was the bubbling Mr Lewis told a nominating convention that acclaimed him as the NDP candidate in York the riding he has held since 1965 in 1972 he became the boring philosopher and in he's become an awkward pugilist It didn't take Pierre Trudeau long to revert to his old a style of arrogance and audacity the NDP leader criticized the pledge Mr Stanfield made a day earlier to subsidize mortgage interest rates above eight per cent by allowing special income tax deductions just makes my hair stand on Mr Lewis told a radio interviewer He denounced the proposal as picayune and said it would mean nothing to someone whose tax rate was 20 per cent or 25 per cent It just decreases his mort- gage by about one half of one per cent Mr after outlining the policy in Ont Tuesday night flew Wednesday to Moncton N B to patch up a party rift created by the nomi- nation of Mayor Leonard Jones an opponent of the official Conservative policy on bilmguahsm Mr who rejected the mayor's candidacy earlier in the reaffirmed his position after talking with local party officials and meeting briefly with the mayor He told reporters that Charles the MP who represented Moncton jn the last will run for the party again From Mr Stanfield flew home to Halifax for his personal nominating convention He was acclaimed by a enthusiastic crowd Watergate has election impact By VICTOR MACKIE OTTAWA Watergate is having its impact on the Cana dian general election it was learned Wednesday from political party sources Subsidiaries of several large United States corporations in Canada have passed the word to fund collectors for the major political parties in this country that they are not interested in making large contributions to the parties cofferes Word coming back from Liberal and Progressive Con- servative men is that some of the important Amen can subsidiaries in this disturbed by the ramifications of the Watergate affair in are shying away from making big donations to political parties in Canada We are feeling the pinch There are a number of the ma- jor subsidiary companies with parent companies in the U S that are begging off making the usual election contribution They say the parent company in the U S has been alarmed by the Watergate affair and has passed the word not to get m- volved with financial donations to the political parties in said a spokesman for one of the two major parties He asked that he not be identified Calls put through to several of the larger American sub- sidiary companies in Canada brought similar replies They were to the effect that there has been a in with regard to financial contributions for the Canadian election campaign at Queen Elizabeth high school to run again in the constituency he has held since 1968 He reiterated at the meeting that a Conservative government would raise old- age pensions for the needy to a about more than at present The basic old- age pension would rise to from and guaranteed income paid to the most needy would be raised to from if he becomes prime he said Prime Minister continued his re- laxed four-day train trip through the leaving N S Wednesday morning and ending the day with an evening rally speech at Camp- bellton on the North Shore of New Brunswick At where he arrived about the time Mr Stanfield was he brought a roar from a large crowd at the station when he asked there been any fighting around here At where he stopped for the he spoke on behalf of Public Works Minister Jean Eudes Dube at a rally where he fired a new volley of criticism at the Con- servative policy of wage and price controls He called the proposal a hoax and said controls would create more problems than they would solve He acknowledged that the country will face problems in the future but said the Con- servatives have offered no ef- fective solutions Today the prime minister was to strike into Quebec with a series of whistle-stop visits ending at St a Quebec City suburb The train tour will end Friday in Montreal It began Tuesday in N S Mr Stanfield was to fly west today for a campaign visit to Saskatchewan and will move from there into British Columbia for a two-day tour He returns to Ottawa Sunday Mr Lewis was to spend the day in Kitchener and Brantford and campaign Friday in Toronto and Timmins Social Credit Leader Real Caouette is in hospital at Que undergoing tests connected with his diabetic condition He is expected to rejoin the campaign Sunday Hot air interrupts natural gas debate By AL SCARTH Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The legislature betrayed a few of its human strains Wednesday night as the sitting neared the three month mark Albert Ludwig Calgary bothered by heckling from the government side of the suddenly accused Dt Don McCrimmon of drinking other than tea As Dr McCrimmon rose on a point of privilege and Mr Ludwig countered with a point of calls of him down and shut drowned out calls for order from Deputy Speaker Bill Diachuk the Honorable Dr McCrimmon has been rather vociferous and I think that gleam in his eye isn't religion I think that he has probably been drinking something other than Mr Ludwig said during debate on a natural gas rebate act It was enough to turn the house into an uproar An angry Dr McCrimmon rose to rebut the remarks don t like that not one bit You speak and you speak and you speak and you say very little After further the former mayor of Ponoka continued 'Now I think that everybody in this house knows just how much time this honorable member has wasted And he blathers and he skitters and he gabbles At one point in the exchange Dr McCrimmon accused Mr Ludwig of wasting more time than any other five members of the legislature during debate The Calgary Socred has gamed a reputation for speaking on every piece of frequently at which was at the base of Dr McCnmmon's complaint The house passed the natural gas rebate act through committee It is intended to shelter Albertans from the rising price of natural gas elsewhere The committee of the whole also approved spending up to million on oil sands research to be farmed out to various institutions and firms Despite claims from George Ho Lem Calgary that it would destroy local the committee also approved a nursing homes amendment act Mr Ho Lem said it was a sad day for elderly people in Alberta because homes now offered care exceeding that offered anywhere BILL GROENEN photo A little help It's not easy planting a garden when one of the family pets is a chicken And Brad Clarke of 1414 Birch Place finds out this the hard way as plucks up seeds as fast as Brad can put them down born Easter had been part of a Hamilton Jr High School science project before he was brought home to hatch The Clarke family hopes to eventually give him to the game farm Alberta Energy Co. awaiting approval Herald Legislature Bureau EDMONTON The Alberta Energy Company passed committee study in the legislature after two days of debate Wednesday The government accepted only one opposition amendment which changed a to a 'shall' to insure Albertans get first crack at buying shares Fifty per cent of the shares will be held by the government and the other half go on sale to Albertans first Rejected was an amendment to limit individual shareholders to shares Opposition leader Bob Clark said the amendment would insure rank and file Albertans participated But Don Getty minister of federal and intergovernmental affairs said a one per cent limit was reasonable and less than the three per cent limit on a similar federal venture The company wjiich will hold interests in the Syncrude O'l Sands Project and be sold the giant Suffield natural gas should offer shares for sale by the fall The initial issue is million Mr Getty told the legislature earlier that negotiations are proceeding with the federal government tor access to the Suffield military block The province owns most of the mineral rights but Ottawa controls the surface rights The legislation establishing the company now awaits formal approval only 4Don't waste vote on WINNIPEG Federal Health and Welfare Minister Marc Lalonde told a nominating meeting Wednesday a vote for the New Democrats in the July 8 federal election is a wasted vote The choice is between us the and voters must ask themselves which paity is best for their economic well he told the meeting which chose city lawyer Robert Parashm to contests the Winnipeg North riding for the Liberal party The riding was held in the last parliament by New Democrat David Orlikow EDMONTON The president of the Alberta Liberal Jack Pickett lost in a bid to gam the party nomination for Edmonton West riding Wednesday night at a meeting that was highlighted by a streaker instead of a speech Winner of the Mike a city lawyer was interrupted in his speech by a streak who distracted the audience of gathered in a church auditorium Defence Minister James Richardson was nominated by acclamation Wednesday to contest the Winnipeg South riding for the Liberal party in the July 8 federal election Other Wednesday nominations were Essex-Windsor Dennis Herring PC New Westminster Carl Miller Nanaimo-Cowichan-The Islands Donald L Taylor Vancouver-Kingsway John Taylor Edmonton West Mike Macdonal 'Fast decisions essential to ease housing shortage7 By BOB DOUGLAS MONTREAL A United Nations housing expert posed an immense housing challenge Wednesday and a Canadian university professor offered one solution JUST msny varieties to choose from Ornamental and Fruit Treat Evergreens mugo and spruce trees Ornamental trees LACOMBE NURSERIES LTD. COALMLE-S RUM nit n LMMTMM M 3 H See our large selection now Samy research chief in engineering sciences at the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization told a world housing conference here that fast political decisions are es- sential to deal with a growing world housing shortage I E archi- tecture professor at Laval said that Canada and the United States can help by providing house components to developing nations from abundant resources on the North American continent The two men were speaking to an international symposium on low-cost housing problems here Mr Chamecki said that more houses will have to be built by the end of the century than have been constructed up to now The new houses were needed to accommodate the increase in world population which was expected to double by the year 2000 New houses were also needed to provide homes for about one-third of the world population which now is without houses or living in poor dwellings he said A recent United Nations housing study reported that housing conditions generally are deteriorating at an alarming he said The world housing deficit in urban areas alone was growing by four to five million units annually Mr Majzub said that Canada and the U S should dip into their enormous resources and provide housing help for poor nations He suggested that Quebec forests could produce double the current quantity of lumber annually without environmental damage The unused timber now he said About one million new houses a year could be shipped to develop.ing countries Shipping costs could be kept low by exporting the housing components in containers The Social Credit Part of Canada will be holding their NOMINATING CONVENTION May p.m. in Polish hill. 745-13IH St. N.. 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